911336 Soil pollution and remediation

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Wenzel, Walter , Puschenreiter, Markus
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


- Soil pollution (focus on metals and metalloids)
- Assessment of soil pollution and associated risks
- Risk-based management of polluted soils

Previous knowledge expected

Profound knowledge of the fundmentals of soil science and soil chemistry at bachelor level (i.e., at least equivalent to the learning outcomes of course 911.014 - Soil Science Refresher)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students:
- Know about some major problems of soil pollution, risk assessment and risk management of polluted soils.
- can distinguish between various groups of pollutants (e.g. metals, metalloids, organic compounds) in terms of their chemical properties and fate in the soil environment (solubility, mobility, bioavailability);
- know about important aspects of risk assessment of polluted soils including pollution pathways and endpoints
- know about important approaches / technologies for the management and the remediation of polluted soils, can critically discuss their advantages and drawbacks;
- Apply this knowledge to specific case studies(homework)
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.